I went back to Glengarra woods to see how much the river had swollen and if there was a decent shot to be got out of it. Before Christmas I was able to stand on rocks in the middle of the river without getting wet but after seeing it after the month of rain we’ve had there was no way was I going to attempt that without waders and / or a lifeguard on standby. The river must have been at least three times its normal volume leaving places I’d set up my tripod before at least a foot under water.
It was one of those thinly overcast days leaving a very bright grey sky that wouldn’t add anything to any shot so to get the best exposure I have to remove as much of it as possible from the shot. The show below had an exposure time of just 6 seconds at F22, no filters were used as I wanted to retain some of the movement of the water. A longer exposure would have softened things too much.